February 12, 2014 |
A Lebanese alpine skier competing in Sochi is in hot water at home after topless photos of her taken during a photo shoot for an Austrian sports calendar surfaced on the Internet. The calendar pictures, taken a few years ago, show Jackie Chamoun , now 22, standing in snow amid ski equipment. But a leaked video of the photo shoot, filmed in a ski resort outside Beirut and aired this week on Lebanese TV along with stills, showed more revealing images of the Olympian. Lebanon is often considered one of the most open and tolerant countries in the Middle East.
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January 14, 2014 |
The fall quarter at most UC campuses will start a week later than usual and winter break will be a week shorter in the 2014-15 school year as the schools seek to avoid beginning their terms during Jewish High Holidays. Most UC campuses will start fall classes Oct. 2 and the fall quarter will end Dec. 19, giving students two weeks of vacation before the winter quarter begins Jan. 5. Officials said the schedule change was in line with a policy that was issued in 2007 in response to complaints from Jewish families that “move in” days at UC dorms had been held on the Jewish High Holidays.
December 13, 2013 |
The hot priests calendar. In Rome, that's what they call the Calendario Romano. Its pages are filled with good-looking young men in clerical garb, posing for the camera. Yes, they're actual priests, photographer Piero Pazzi told the Los Angeles Times, or "seminarians or accoliti . " (See the gallery, above.) Roman news outlet the Local says tourists can be seen at gift stands near the Vatican eyeballing the calendar, then snapping it up . PHOTOS: Meet the Nice Jewish Guys Pazzi told the Los Angeles Times that the calendar , which he's put out since 2003, consists of portraits of men he photographed in the streets of Rome and Seville, Spain.
September 8, 2013 |
I kicked butt in basic math. No kidding, sabermetric lovers, I was a star. Would take those national math tests, score in the 98 percentile and take bows as my name was read aloud to my awed middle school classmates. Then I went to high school and took algebra, and that was the end of my stardom and the beginning of hiding in the back of class. Still, I need only call on those pre-high school skills to formulate that Matt Kemp is about out of time. Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly told reporters in Cincinnati before Sunday night's game against the Reds that Stan Conte, the team's vice president of medical services, said Kemp will need at least 10 more days to be ready for a game.
September 8, 2013 |
NEW YORK — As the most important two weeks of tennis each year in the United States reaches a conclusion, it's natural for Californians to let nostalgia to creep in, remembering a time when the state was a hotbed of tennis. Two decades ago, after Wimbledon in July, the tennis world migrated to California. There were women's tournaments at Stanford, Manhattan Beach and Carlsbad. (The Manhattan Beach tournament moved to Carson in 2003.) There was a men's tournament at UCLA until last year, when it was bought and moved to Colombia.
September 5, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- The 35-year-old twins Mike and Bob Bryan of Camarillo had their attempt at their first calendar year men's doubles Grand Slam halted by the fourth-seeded team of 40-year-old Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek on Thursday in the semifinals at the U.S. Open. Paes and Stepanek, dancing and joking in between points, dominated the third set of a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win in Arthur Ashe Stadium. When Mike Bryan finished the first set with an ace, it seemed the Bryans were well on their way to the finals.